The 30-Day Gamer Challenge – Day 24

Shadow of the Colossus

The game that captivated you the quickest

A couple of games came to mind when reading this question. One was BioShock, which grabbed my attention when Jack dove deep into Rapture, but the other beat that; it had me drawn in from the opening seconds.

Shadow of the Colossus is now the third game to double up on this list, and for good reason: the game’s opening cinematic was beautiful, mysterious, and intriguing, quickly revealing a world that I desperately wanted to explore. (Obviously the music played a role in the seduction, too.)

Wander and Agro were shown traveling together for what appeared to be a very long journey, navigating treacherous terrain through inclement weather, and carrying a bundle of undisclosed contents.  Their ultimate, unknown goal was clearly of the utmost importance, and it was understood that they would stop at nothing to reach it. Then the majesty of the forbidden lands opened wide, the story behind the travelers was revealed, and the game presented something very special to be experienced. 

I was captivated… instantly and consistently.

Day 24 = Shadow of the Colossus
Day 23 = Goldeneye 007
Day 22 = No More Heroes
Day 21 = Shenmue
Day 20 = Left 4 Dead 2
Day 19 = The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
Day 18 = Goldeneye 007
Day 17 = Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!!
Day 16 = Beyond Good & Evil
Day 15 = Killer7
Day 14 = The 7th Saga
Day 13 = ANY Silent Hill game
Day 12 = Peggle
Day 11 = Demon’s Souls
Day 10 = Chrono Trigger
Day 9 = Shadow of the Colossus
Day 8 = Super Mario Bros. 3
Day 7 = Braid
Day 6 = Passage
Day 5 = Gears of War
Day 4 = Final Fantasy X
Day 3 = Animal Crossing
Day 2 = Too Human
Day 1 = Braid


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Author: Eddie Inzauto View all posts by
Eddie has been writing about games on the interwebz for over ten years. You can find him Editor-in-Chiefing around these parts, or talking nonsense on Twitter @eddieinzauto.

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